Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Wolf Hollow

Written by Lauren Wolk

13+ readers   UKLA 2018   

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Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 | A young girl’s kindness, compassion, and honesty overcome bullying. Powerful, poignant and lyrical, Wolf Hollow is an unforgettable story.


Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Annabelle has lived in Wolf Hollow all her life: a quiet place, still scarred by two world wars. But when cruel, manipulative Betty arrives in town, Annabelle's calm world is shattered, along with everything she's ever known about right and wrong. When Betty disappears, suspicion falls on strange, gentle loner Toby. As Wolf Hollow turns against him, and tensions quickly mount, Annabelle must do everything in her power to protect Toby - and to find Betty, before it is too late.


Harper Lee has a worthy successor. Wolk is a big new talent The Times

Weaving together complex themes with extraordinary skill, debut author Lauren Wolk has created a book that deserves to be read ... A timeless story, beautifully placed in an evocative and brilliantly realised historical setting Guardian

Suspenseful, wise, beautifully written and emotionally engaging Sunday Times

Haunting ... With a precociously perceptive girl as a main character a damaged, misunderstood recluse and themes of prejudice and bigotry, comparisons to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will abound. But Wolk gives us her own story - one full of grace and stark, -brutal beauty New York Times

A powerful, beautifully written coming-of-age novel ... This emotionally intelligent, complex story deserves recognition and praise Daily Mail

About the Author

Lauren Wolk

After graduating from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in English literature, Lauren Wolk spent a year as a writer with the Battered Women's Project of the St. Paul American Indian Center, and then worked as both an editor and an English teacher. Since 2007, she has been the Associate Director of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. She is an award-winning poet and also a visual artist. Wolf Hollow is set in western Pennsylvania where her family roots run deep. Both of her parents were raised in that area, her mother on a farm and in a family that served as the inspiration for the novel.

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320 pages


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Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

30th June 2016




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